[OpenStack Foundation] Foundation Structure: An Alternative

Jonathan Bryce jonathan at openstack.org
Tue Mar 13 16:05:19 UTC 2012

On Mar 13, 2012, at 6:28 AM, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> Dave Neary wrote:
>> What the Linux Foundation does is have a maximum number of Platinum member board seats - once there are more than 10 Platinum sponsors, there are annual elections for the 10 Platinum board seats, and someone misses out.
> I agree that limiting the number of platinum class seats (and force them
> to run elections in case the number further grows) is a good way to
> limit the board size in a tiered structure. That sounds like a balanced
> trade-off.

Putting a maximum on the size of each class is a good idea. As you pointed out, the current pricing in the proposal creates some natural limits on how many "Strategic" members there would be, but over the long term, putting in a cap and elections within the class will be a good way to control the overall size.

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